1881

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Treasury Department Wrap for Three Miscellaneous Receipts
February 11, 1881

Envelope wrap detailing three miscellaneous receipts from Richard H. Pratt.

Format: Miscellaneous
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Joseph Martin and Moses White
February 12, 1881

U.S. Indian Agent for the La Pointe Agency, S. E. Mahan, writes that both Joseph Martin and Moses White are healthy and would meet the requirements for admission to the Carlisle School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clarification Sought on Sending Children Home Early
February 15, 1881 - March 2, 1881

W. J. Cleveland writes to Richard Henry Pratt seeking clarification on the government's policy in regards to sending children home prior to their term of enrollment ending. Cleveland writes that since Spotted Tail was given permission to pay the expenses in returning his children home others...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Immediate Need to Send Home Lawrence
February 15, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notes that their is an immediate need to return home Lawrence due to a decline in his health. If their proposed escort can not leave soon then Pratt advises having a conductor accompany Lawrence and Philip Good Voice. However, he needs authority to pay the expense.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ballan Seeks to Increase Number of Students Sent to Carlisle
February 17, 1881

E. Ballan writes to add additional students to the party to be sent to Carlisle. He writes that an interpreter would like to send his son along with another from the Shoshone Nation and had previously received permission from the Indian Agent. In addition, one father will only send his daughter...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Clarifies Details of Lease of the Parker Farm in 1881
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the arrangement between the Carlisle Indian School and Richard Parker regarding the Parker Farm. Pratt states the share of the crop to be obtained by the Government this year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Additional Funds to Purchase Food for Ill Children
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks additional funding to purchase food to meet the requirements outlined by the school surgeon for ill children including butter, milk, and eggs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Seeks Funds for Traveling Expenses to Return Students Home
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks an additional $300 for returning students to their homes in Indian Territory. He notes that fulfilling the obligations already authorized by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs would exhaust his current funding.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Increase Clothing Budget
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks to increase the clothing budget of the Carlisle School by $500 due to additional students arriving in the current quarter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1881
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form amounting to $3,397.37 for areas covering supplies, the farm, shops, clothing, funding expenses, and contingencies.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Indian Office Arrange Transportation for Return of Sioux Students
February 24, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt suggests that the Indian Office arrange transportation for Lawrence and Philip Good Voice to return home under the care of Dr. Faulkner. He notes that he has not been provided orders Sioux City and Pacific Rail Road which is subsidized.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Send Dora Brave Bull Home
February 25, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to send Dora home to the Rosebud Agency with Dr. Faulkner.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Physicians Report on Newly Arrived Osage Students
February 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the report of school physican C. H. Hepburn on the health of the newly arrived students from the Osage Nation. Pratt notes that the students are quite satisfactory with the exception that are too few girls.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Lease for the Parker Farm in 1881
February 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter forwards the lease of the Parker Farm and states that Mary P. McKeehan is a widow.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proceedings of the Arapaho Council of Chiefs
February 28, 1881

James Patten, a former U.S. Indian Agent, records the Arapaho Council of Chiefs meeting on the occasion of them sending their children to the Carlisle School. Chief Sharp Nose noted that he looked forward to be granted permission to visit his son at Carlisle a sentiment echoed by Chief Little...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Faulkner's Request for Funds while Snow Bound
March 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of a telegram he received from Dr. Faulkner in Prairie du Chien. Faulkner states that he is snow bound and requests funds.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authorization Sought for Sending Additional Osage Pupil
March 7, 1881

L. J. Miles, the Indian Agent at the Osage Agency, seeks authorization to allow the expense of sending an additional pupil to Carlisle in his accounts.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Returns Corrected Lease for Parker Farm in 1881
March 10, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt returns the corrected lease for the Parker Farm in 1881.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Physicians Report on Newly Arrived Students from the Shoshone Agency
March 14, 1881

C. H. Hepburn, the Carlisle School Physican, reports on the general good health of the newly arrived students from the Shoshone Agency in the Wyoming Territory. He notes one student has scarring associated with scrofula but has no current enlarged lymph nodes and is presently healthy.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Instructions for Navajo and Ute Recruitment
March 21, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt indicates that the delegation of students being recruited by the Rev. Sheldon Jackson should be left to the Indian Agents. He notes that the students Jackson can be more easily deceived and less likely to follow instructions. Pratt states that if there is difficulty in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dr. Faulkner Reports Arrival at Yankton Agency
March 23, 1881

Dr. W. H. Faulkner reports that he has arrived at the Yankton Agency returning both Charley Mills and Daniel Mandan along with the body of Lawrence. He ends his report that he will continue to Rosebud in order to deliver Philip Good Voice home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1881
March 23, 1881

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1881 amounting to $14,594.97 for areas covering subsistence, the pay of employees, clothing, the farm, supplies, repairs, contingencies, supplies, and special allowance.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Names of Osage Children Sent to Carlisle in February 1881
March 24, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt provides the names of the sixteen Osage students sent by L. J. Miles who arrived on February 25, 1881.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Sending Curtis and Roman Nose Home
March 24, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has sent Curtis home with Roman Nose as a guardian rather than wait for Bear's Heart to accompany the student home due to Curtis' health. Roman Nose was requested to return home by the Indian Agent L. J. Miles.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Outbreak of Measles Among Students
March 26, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt writes to inform the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of an outbreak of measles among the students of a mild type. He notes that as of March 26, 1881 their were fifty-four cases in bed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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